African collectors share the wealth

The Art Newspaper | Anny Shaw:


Patrons are building museums to house their collections and widen the audience for contemporary African art

They have proliferated in India and China (there are ten in Shanghai alone), and now private museums that house the collections of the rich are springing up across Africa. 

Africa’s First Contemporary Art Museum

Theo Danjuma, the 28-year-old son of Theophilus Danjuma, an oil tycoon and former Nigerian defence minister who is worth an estimated $700m, is the latest to build a space in Africa to show his collection. The non-profit gallery, funded by the family business, is due to open as an annex to one of his father’s hotels in Lagos in 2016…


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